The Learn More About the Organization series is intended to educate the public about members of the Texas Impaired Driving Task Force. This week’s featured organization is SafeWay Driving. Answers to the questions are provided by the organization.
Describe your work as it relates to combating impaired driving in the state.
SafeWay Driving’s Texas Drug and Alcohol Driving Awareness Program’s (TDADAP) curriculum contains basic knowledge that gives those participating the information necessary to make more informed decisions about driving impaired, under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, in the future and will make a difference in the lives of those completing the program, and combat impaired driving in Texas.
Describe your program.
TDADAP is a six-hour course designed with emphasis on curricula designed to prevent or deter misuse and abuse of controlled substances. We believe that driving is a learned skill set. Driving is the only dangerous thing most people do every day, and it requires a certain skill level if you want to survive today’s challenging roadways. You become a safe driver by using S.A.F.E. driving skills as you drive.
How does being a member of the Texas Impaired Driving Task Force enhance the work you’re doing?
Being a member on the Texas Impaired Driving Task Force enhances the work we are doing by providing us with the most current information about risks associated with drinking or using drugs while driving. In addition, it allows us to work with many other organizations and individuals who are like minded to combat impaired driving in Texas.
What would you like the public to know about impaired driving?
The public should know that impaired driving, using alcohol or using drugs while driving, is the major cause of loss of life and injuries in traffic crashes, including economic losses as well.
What would you like the public to know about your program?
SafeWay Driving’s TDADAP course provides individuals with meaningful information about the risks associated with drinking or using drugs while driving. It has the potential to not only reduce the human losses resulting from this behavior, but to reduce the economic losses as well. The course addresses the risks associated with alcohol and drug use/abuse and the personal and public costs of such use, and is intended to reduce the probability that persons completing the program will be involved in driving situations that include alcohol or other drugs.
Do you have any upcoming events?
SafeWay Driving’s TDADAP course is offered to all of our teenagers who are taking our online classroom driver education program. You can find out more information about SafeWay’s Driving’s teen online course at www.safewaydriving.com.